GDC 2012 - Game Developers Choice Awards

It's the GDC 2012 Game Developers Choice Awards, with your host, Cliff Bleszinski.

Discussion

66 comments
EvanescentCrow
EvanescentCrow

Finally, someone who recognizes Gary Gygax and David Arneson. Thank you, Warren Spector, for a great speech.

manhunted
manhunted

DARK SOOOOOOUUUULSSSSS...............

usermikey
usermikey

Damn. I'm still playing catch up with some of these titles :P

playwild
playwild

i own dark souls, skyrim, batman... for me dark souls still the best which makes me can't stop playing it.. skyrim still lack some battle realistic for me.

ZTxMidnight
ZTxMidnight

alpha_unit97 when you say working on game 3-5 years is pure quality I want you to think of duke nukem, and before you go off and criticize my favorite game why don't you stfu, and the only reason why you dislike dark souls is because when you played it, it revealed that you truly suck at gaming, so when you get better please message me so i can put you back in your place with my +15 washing pole with darkmoon blade and parry you cause that how bad you really are.

_CaptainHappy_
_CaptainHappy_

GDC thanks for entertaining my otherwise dull Sunday afternoon, I really want to go to the next conference.

chechak7
chechak7

"story of the game play " i like this words

sharky
sharky

I'm happy for Greg Kasavin and Super Giant Games. I miss Greg's reviews at this site. He really knows where a good game is.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

My sister was psyched when I told her that Portal 2 won some of the awards it was nominated for.

yota234
yota234

Voiceover sounded like Google Translate.

Da4biddenOne
Da4biddenOne

I think SKYRIM is well deserved of getting the game of the year award. That game has been ringing alot of bells through-out the gaming industry.

ovinic
ovinic

[spoiler] Yay! BF3 Wins for Best Technology! What a AWESOME ^_^

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

TELL ME LIES TELL ME SWEET LITTLE LIES

oldschoolvandal
oldschoolvandal

@ alpha_unit97 I respect your opinion but I think the problem is to compare both games when they offer such different experiences. Even though both fall into the "RPG" category. They are both great but in very different ways. Dark Souls is hard because it was supposed to be hard as we didn't see in games for a while. It's predecessor (so to speak) Demon's Souls was also very hard and in both games the difficult is what separate then from other games. Not their graphics, sound, etc. Skyrim is a gigantic experience very well executed but has little to really differentiate it from other games. At least in my opinion the experince offered was very similar to Oblivion. I'd rather play games that really challenge me than games that entertain me for a large amount of time with an OK challenge. I can even anticipate some arguments about replay value but anyway that's how I feel about it.

ACx7
ACx7

Haters gonna hate. Skyrim is a beautiful, massive game that provides endless hours of quality entertainment. It may not have the best looking graphics, or deepest battle system. But it has a ridiculous amount of content. It's a game that's truly worth the money spent on it.

Gravelord_Nito
Gravelord_Nito

@LorDofGod i am sorry man, but you are wrong. i will give 1 example to prove that. in skyrim, when you have to trap that red dragon in whiterun. and then when you do, he says he'll help if you let him go. the game says 'talk to the dragon' as your next step, yet dragon goes ballistic and attacks everyone. it happened every damn time i tried. and bethesda...fallout 3, an absolute copy of oblivion, they even used same faces!! skyrim just carries the torch. and like that isn't bad enough how lazy bethesda is, they even used the subplot from new vegas. empire(legion) vs stormcloaks (NCR)

alpha_unit97
alpha_unit97

I'm sorry but dark souls just sucked in my opinion, the world was completely dead, customization was crap, it was way to frustrating and hard to even be called an enjoyable experience and it is in NOOO WAY better than Skyrim. Skyrim was absolutely massive, alive, extremely impressive and is quite possibly one of the best games I've ever played, I'm sorry but if you put 5-3 years into working on one game then that's just pure quality and you deserve every award you get. well done Bethesda! I applaud..

JRee1
JRee1

Cliffy B is trying but he's just not funny. Great stab at Activision right out of the gate though.

b0sse
b0sse

Bethesda, YOU SUCK!

angry_roman1011
angry_roman1011

Diablo 3 should receive a Most Delayed Game and Would-It-Ever-Be-Released-Game award...

SeptuagintXXX
SeptuagintXXX

will i get banned if i comment about the way that woman in blue dress looks?

Metropolis3003
Metropolis3003

@dmoretti Ever heard of Uncharted? Christ, man, research before you demerit.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Batman should have won it in my opinion

LorDofGod
LorDofGod

@Gravelord_Nito man, the bugs in skyrim are really rare, you only find them if you really try to find them, and does not disturb the fun of the game and can be easily fix with patch... and besides, you have a bigger world, more evolving story, easer combat and MOD... so, if your only argument are the bugs, sorry, skyrim deserve the title of the game of the year.

slimskelter
slimskelter

Don't get me wrong, I loved Portal2. But, Dead Space 2 and Skyrim had noticeably better audio.

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

kinda think games should only be allowed as an option under one category each.... just saw the same exact games under every category..... it gets pretty old and doesn't spread the love enough

redeer
redeer

sorry for double post, but i'm glad dark souls was even nominated for Game Of the Year. It deserved the win, by far. It's the best game ever made, but Skyrim is all the hype...

awheaten
awheaten

'All I ask, is for developers not come up on stage with cheetos dust on their fingers' DOUCHE!!! LOL!

redeer
redeer

Bs on the first one. Bastion hands down is the best..

awheaten
awheaten

'Blezenski' or what ever his name is a total douche...

DR-ZMBK
DR-ZMBK

Best gaming year so far.

02050muh
02050muh

some amateur doesnt know the difference between visual ARTS n technical graphic..

dmoretti
dmoretti

Is this for Xbox only? Won't bother... No PS3 awards yet?

avatarcj
avatarcj

All those games are awesome . End of story .

7C7R7N7
7C7R7N7

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the game! Perfect design, audio and playability. The game is really a dream. I always wanted a game like it.

Gravelord_Nito
Gravelord_Nito

skyrim, one of the most buggiest games ever(along with every bethesda release), has nothing on dark souls

csftar
csftar

Eh.... I Would have chosen The Witcher 2. That Game dominates every game last year in almost Every aspect imo(except for Dark Souls, which comes very close). But Congrats to Skyrim, is a Good game.

Vojtass
Vojtass

Best narration for Portal 2? Uh, no. Just no. I played it twice - it's a good story, funny dialogues and Wheatley, but The Witcher 2 wipes all off.

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

stoped watching at uncharted 3 getting visual award TROLOLOLOLOL.BF3 shoulda got both GOTY and visuals. Ill still be playing Battlefield 3 in years while every f'ng 2011 releases are already all outdated trash with 0 longevity. Brilliant judges,brilliant.